Waterstones at The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns has won the top slot for Lego sales in Scotland – for the second year running...

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And the small Waterstones store is the fifth biggest seller of Lego across all Waterstones outlets in the UK – far outstripping sales in much bigger London-based outlets.

Michelle McCabe, Centre Manager at The Avenue, said: “Given that there are 300 Waterstones throughout the UK, for Waterstones at The Avenue to be number one in Scotland and five in the UK for Lego sales is certainly an impressive feat!

“Much of that achievement can be attributed to Lego-fanatic store manager Craig Birrell – so congratulations to Craig and his number one team!”

The win follows significant investment by Waterstones in its children’s range, which comprises everything from minifigures retailing at £1.99 up to £25 sets, and the introduction of a dedicated Lego Bay.

The Avenue Shopping Centre, managed by commercial property consultancy BTWShiells, offers shoppers an alternative to sprawling trolley-dash shopping culture with a comprehensive range of outlets offering a warm and welcoming shopping experience conveniently located on the outskirts of Glasgow city centre.

For further information about The Avenue log onto www.avenueshopping.co.uk.

ENDS For further information please contact Susan Christie on tel 0141 561 4018 Issued on behalf of The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns by Liquorice Media www.liquorice-media.com Date: 21st January 2013

Notes to Editors

• The Avenue is home to 44 different retailers including: banks/post office; books; children; clothing/fashion; food and drink; health and pharmacy; jewellery and gifts; mobile phones; newsagent and cards; opticians; perfumery/beauty salon; restaurant and coffee; shoe and repairs; handbags/ luggage and travel. • The Avenue is open until 7pm every Thursday with 1000 free car parking spaces (including underground) seven days a week.